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national rally history

In 1973 the CVMG, which had grown from its inception in 1968, to about 70 members on its mailing list, held the first of the Annual Rallies at the Welland MCC Grounds with 37 entries.             

In the late 1970's all events, except the Annual CVMG Rally became the responsibility of a particular section. The Annual Rally, being very large even then, was to be done by a committee of volunteers from the various adjacent CVMG sections, operating under the guidance and supervision of the CVMG National Executive.

The Rally had been at Welland for the first few years, then went to Molson Park in Barrie for some years, then one year at Cayuga, several years back at an expanded Welland Club site (which had unsolvable drainage problems for a large event).

Since 1989, the National Rally has been held at the Paris Agricultural Society's fairgrounds in Paris, Ontario.  In 2013 the rally hosted over 690 rally registrants from across Canada and the USA, with more than 3000 "day visitors". It has become an annual event not to be missed.

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